Definition essay

How to write a definition essay.

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Introductory paragraph

  • When it comes to a definition essay what occurs to your head at the top? Correct, it is a definition itself. Definition is about explanation of some term. Some things are possible to give a concrete explanation, for example table, notebook or car and some, such as love, beauty, sophistication, happiness, which are abstract, depend upon a person`s viewpoint.
  • How to write a definition essay? First of all, there are three steps on the way to making your definition effective which is highly important otherwise the point will be lost. The information you present has to be basic and clear. It is essential to use factual information, amusing anecdotes, give examples, which will be understandable for your reader.
  • Needless to say, that in order to be get-a-able for your reader, you need to make sure you understand what you write about in the first place. Reading dictionaries will be helpful but there is no need to copy past what you just read. Digest every piece you read, try to capture what it is about and write it down in your own words shedding a new light on it.
  • Avoid unnecessary details. For instance, with no end in sight you may write about love. Setting a limit on it, write about “love for your neighbors”, “love for children” or “love for country” (patriotism).

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